Non Drug therapy lowers rates of Suicides
An article published by medical news today suggest that integrative medicine changing mainstream way of dealing with pain management.
The report based written on the results of a smaller trail The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health funded
the new research.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health funded the new research.
Since the study's scope was relatively short-term, the authors acknowledge that "The potential long-term protective effect of NPT against adverse outcomes has not been examined."
Still, the team's analysis saw a reduction in adverse outcomes among those who had received NPT. The most significant effect was a 35% decline in the risk of accidental poisoning from opioids, related narcotics, barbiturates, or sedatives.
In addition, the researchers observed that the NPT group
were 17% less likely to sustain self-inflicted injuries, including those involved in suicide attempts
were 12% less likely to experience thoughts of suicide
were 8% less likely to experience alcohol or drug use disorders
"It made sense that if nondrug treatments are good at managing pain, their effect would go beyond only pain relief," says Meerwijk.